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Day after launch, fizz out of Saanjh Kendras
Ludhiana, October 18
The day after the launch of Saanjh Kendras, the project wore a deserted look during the visit of the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister to the city. The project was launched amid much political hype here yesterday. Residents were assured that their complaints would be redressed in a limited time frame and they would not have to interact with police personnel.

Civil Hospital to get 300 more beds
Ludhiana, October 18
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today announced that the 100-bed Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital would be upgraded to a 400-bed hospital. He said this while launching a state-level campaign for creating awareness among people about cancer and its early detection.

Chaos on city roads
CM’s visit, SSA staff protest disrupts traffic
Ludhiana October 18
The visit of Punjab Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister turned out to be an ordeal for commuters as it led to traffic chaos in various parts of the city. The SSA employees, who were laying siege on Samrala Chowk, further added to the chaos.


Jagraon Bridge area most polluted in city
Ludhiana, October 18
The recent survey of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has brought out some shocking facts. The Jagraon Bridge area is be one of the most polluted parts of the city, where 348 microgram/m3 of air was found to be polluted during the day. This figure is three times more than the national ambient air quality standards, which is 100 micrograms/m3.

Students pose with their bicycles at Government College for Women. Girl students with scooters also gifted bicycles
Ludhiana, October 18
Many girl students were gifted bicycles under Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme in an inauguration function here today. About 800 girls from 10 urban Government Schools and Government College were present in the function.

Students pose with their bicycles at Government College for Women. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Voicing anger SSA employees raise slogans against the state government at Samrala Chowk in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

boycott of up
Transporters’ strike to hit industry
Ludhiana, October 18
The Punjab State Goods Transports Association has given a call for “total strike” in Uttar Pradesh in protest against the killing of three drivers in separate incidents in that state. This call, if not taken seriously by the authorities concerned, will have a reverse impact on the local industry.

SAD set to play Anna card in Assembly poll
Ludhiana, October 18
Following the dismal performance of the Congress in the Hisar bypoll, SAD-BJP alliance is all set to play the Anna card in the upcoming Assembly elections.

GLADA accused of selective removal of encroachments
Ludhiana, October 18
Charging the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) authorities with adopting a discriminatory policy in the removal of encroachments from the green belt in the Housing Board Colony on the Ferozepur Road here, residents have alleged that two extensions of houses were demolished in 2004, but over 50 other violators in the colony are still to be proceeded against.

Gearing up for Festival of Lights

Girls display earthen lamps during Diwali mela at Khalsa college in Ludhiana.Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Dug-up road puts residents to inconvenience
Jagraon, October 18
The incomplete construction of a road undertaken by the Jagraon municipal council has become a cause of nuisance here. Those residing along the railway road are going through a harrowing time, as they find it tough to commute on the road.

10 months on, teachers without salaries
Ludhiana, October 18
Teachers of about 24 government-aided schools in the city have been waiting their salaries for the past ten months. The teachers receive salaries as the part of grant that is released quarterly by the government. While those of 48 schools in the city have been waiting for their salaries of past seven months.

From colleges
Seminar on food wastage
Ludhiana: A seminar “To curtail the wastage of food” was organised by the department of home science at Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana, to celebrate the World Food Day.

Training in dairy farming at vet varsity
Ludhiana, October 18
An eight-day model training course on “eco-friendly and modern dairy farming system for field personnel” started today in the department of veterinary and animal husbandry extension education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.

They kept waiting for CM in vain
Ludhiana, October 18
Waiting in a wheelchair, along with her physically challenged daughter, Mamta Rani had come to Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital for meeting Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, but in vain.


Man thrashed in courts complex
Ludhiana, October 18
The police has booked three persons for allegedly thrashing Jagmohan Saggar, a retired superintendent, at the District Courts Complex. The accused have been identified as Gagandeep Singh, Tarlochan Singh and Surinder Wenter, all residents of Jamalpur.

80 bags of poppy husk recovered from canter
Jagraon, October 18
A police party from the Sidhwan Bet police station seized a huge consignment of poppy husk from near Sadarpura village, about 15 kilometres from here, today. The poppy husk was recovered from a Tata 909 canter (PB 08 AV-5664). The suspected drug peddlers managed to flee from the spot.




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